The Disease Maps Project is designed as a large-scale community effort. It is a network of groups that work together in order to better understand disease mechanisms. The project exchanges best practices, share information, develop tools to make it easier for all the involved groups to achieve their goals.
Here we share resources and best practices to develop a disease map for COVID-19. The project is progressing as a broad community-driven effort. We aim to establish a knowledge repository on virus-host interaction mechanisms specific to the SARS-CoV-2. The COVID-19 Disease Map is an assembly of molecular interaction diagrams established based on literature evidence.
The COVIDminer text mining project (https://rupertoverall.net/covidminer/) reads the published literature concerning SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19 to extract statements about (primarily molecular) interactions. Using the API associated with this project, putative interactors can be automatically retrieved for the existing COVID-19 Disease Maps. New interactions are prioritised based on their frequency in the literature and the topological importance of the interaction targets to provide a focussed set